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Q&A with Marcel Giesen, co-owner & winemaker at Giesen Wines

Marcel Giesen Giesen Wines

In a pursuit to grow popular German varietals such as Riesling in New Zealand’s cool climate in the South Island, brothers Alex and Theo Giesen started Giesen Wines back in the early 80’s.

Marcel Giesen joined his brothers in 1983 after completing his winemaking apprenticeship back in Germany and heads up the winemaking team of the popular New Zealand winery until today.

Let’s find out more about Marcel, his wine passion and family venture…
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Meet Yvonne Lorkin – wine writer, TV host & producer, wine judge & retailer

Yvonne Lorkin

Wine writer and founding member of the Wine Writers of New Zealand group, host and producer of the successful wine tv show “Thirsty Work”, senior wine judge, wine columnist, wine retailer and co-founder of the innovative wine delivery service WineFriend … the list could go on and on. Read More